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Five Lined Skink Care Sheet

Please take proper care of your pets.

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CARE OF THE FIVE LINED SKINK

Common Name: Five Lined Skink
Scientific Name: Eumeces fasciatus
Distribution: Eastern U.S.A.
Size: 6" - 8"

NATURAL HABITAT:
This terrestrial skink species occupies the mixed forests
of the Eastern U.S.A. In captivity Adults require a
24" x 18" x 12" vivarium.

BEHAVIOR:
Very active and difficult to hold.

CAPTIVE ENVIRONMENT:
Use full spectrum lighting 12-14 hours per day.
Provide a basking area with access to a cooler area.
Supply several basking areas of logs, rocks.
Provide hiding places (cork bark) for cover.
Substrate: Orchid bark is very good.

TEMPERATURE:
Daytime temperature should be:
basking area 85 degrees F.
cool area 80 degrees F.
Night temperatures should range between 70-75 degrees F.
Use a reptile heat mat for 24-hour ground heat inside
the vivarium.

HUMIDITY:
This Skink requires low to medium levels of humidity.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Use a medium size water bowl for drinking.
Mist vivarium every 4-5 days.

NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
diet consists of crickets, small locusts, mealworm and waxworm.
Offer a variety for proper nutrition. Also use a good vitamin
supplement.

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